Taiwan commissions Apache brigade

The Republic of China Army’s 601st Air Cavalry Brigade was formally stood up in early July, according to local media sources.

The brigade will operate a fleet of 29 recently delivered Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters as part of the Republic of China Army’s Aviation and Special Forces Command.

A second brigade, the 602nd Air Cavalry Brigade, continues to operate Taiwan’s fleet of Bell AH-1W Cobra attack helicopters. Nigel Pittaway